Dedicated Hosting Packages Unveiled
When we talk about web hosting servers, there are three basic types - shared web hosting servers, VPS (virtual hosting servers) and dedicated hosting servers. Shared hosting servers accommodate numerous clients and hence the resources per hosting account are restricted, virtual private server accounts offer more server configuration autonomy, but also affect other virtual web hosting servers on the hardware node if used imprudently, and dedicated servers give you the freedom to carry out everything you decide without interfering with anyone else.
Why would you need a dedicated hosting server?
4 GB DDR3 RAM
2x240 GB SSD Hard Drives
8 GB DDR3 RAM
240 GB SSD Hard Drive
Dedicated servers are typically much more high-priced than shared web servers or virtual web hosting servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The explanation is rather simple. If your company has a data-heavy website, or just has very precise web server setup requirements, the most reasonable choice is a dedicated server. For somebody who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the bigger price is not a problem. You are bestowed with full server root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated web hosting server's resources without anyone else using these resources and interfering with your sites.
Most web hosting suppliers, incl. us at HostingMy.net, provide different hardware architectures you can pick from in accordance with your demands. The hardware configurations offer different types of microprocessors, a different amount of cores, different RAM and server hard drive sizes and different bandwidth quotas. You can select a web hosting Control Panel, which is a convenient tool if you want to use the server for website hosting purposes only and prefer not to resort to a Secure Shell terminal for all the changes you will be making. We offer 3 sorts of hosting CP software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.
The web hosting CP of your choosing
If you are a self-confident Linux user (our hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could manage your dedicated server via an SSH connection only. That, though, could be inconvenient, particularly if you choose to give full server root access to somebody else who has less technical abilities than yourself. That is why having Control Panel software pre-activated is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel user interface that we provide does not offer root access and is chiefly suitable for somebody who has lots of web sites that consume lots of resources, but would like to administer the web portals, databases and e-mails via an intuitive hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant root privileges and include three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you intend to resell web hosting accounts rather than using the dedicated server only for yourself, you should choose one of these two.
Web server monitoring and backup procedures
Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated hosting server and of backing it up. In case of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, such as an unresponsive Apache or an outage, it is advisable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at HostingMy.net the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you have a Managed Services package, they monitor the individual services on the dedicated hosting server as well. Backups are also an additional option - the hosting company offers you data backups on our own backup servers. You could select a type of RAID that would allow you to have the very same data on two server hard disks as a precaution in case of a hard drive failure, or in case someone whom you have given full server root privileges erases something accidentally.